New York: Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) has planned to organize its annual Spring Festival Celebrations on March 26 at Hotel Hilton, Huntington, NY. In his address to the community leaders at the kick-off meeting held recently, Naveen C Shah said, “RANA has proven that we can celebrate all our festivals on one common platform. We want to continue this practice this year by organizing the Spring Festivals Celebration.”
The 2016 Spring Festival Celebration includes a Fashion Show event showcasing the attire of different states from India by top fashion designers, a segment on Wedding Day Attire by community members and cultural performances. This will be followed by a Kavi Sammelan featuring renowned poets and satirists from India, emceed by Shailesh Lodha. Over 1000 people are expected to attend the event.
“We expect people from all communities – Rajasthanis, Gujaratis, Punjabis and all other Indian communities to attend the day’s events and partake of the celebrations. RANA aims at bringing about harmony and celebrating the festivals of India jointly with other communities to foster the spirit of brotherhood and comradeship,” said Shah.
RANA has previously successfully organized Rajasthan Mahotsav – Festival of Festivals 2015 under the leadership of President Naveen C Shah, which saw participation from over 3000 attendees, complete with a grand parade featuring elephants, horses and camels to various dance & musical performances showcasing the variety and depth of Indian culture.
The Deepavali celebrations in November 2015 was another monumental sensation with over 600 people packing the Grand Ballroom at the Long Island Marriott and were entertained by the sensational music trio from India – Dhwani.
Tickets cost only $75 each and include lunch, afternoon tea & snacks, dinner and entrance to the fashion show, cultural entertainment, kavi sammelan & exhibitions area. For more information, visit website www.ranausa.org